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Genus Hydrocanthus

 Burrowing Water Beetle - Hydrocanthus iricolor Note*ridae? (another try) - Hydrocanthus iricolor hooked protibia - Hydrocanthus Hydrocanthus - Hydrocanthus atripennis Burrowing Water Beetle - Hydrocanthus iricolor - female Noteridae? - Hydrocanthus Noteridae - Hydrocanthus Noteridae - Hydrocanthus
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Adephaga (Ground and Water Beetles)
Family Noteridae (Burrowing Water Beetles)
Genus Hydrocanthus
Explanation of Names
Hydrocanthus Say 1823
5-6 spp. in 2 subgenera in our area(1)(2), >50 total(3)
See (4)(2)(5)
in our area, QC-ON and most of the US(1)(2)(6)
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume I: Archostemata, Myxophaga, Adephaga, Polyphaga: Staphyliniformia
Arnett, R.H., Jr., and M. C. Thomas. (eds.). 2000. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
2.The Water Beetles of Florida
Epler J.H. 2010. Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Tallahassee. 414 pp.
3.Nilsson A.N. (2006) A world catalogue of the family Noteridae, or the burrowing water beetles (Coleoptera, Adephaga)
4.A key to the American species of Hydrocanthus with descriptions of new taxa (Coleoptera: Noteridae)
Frank N. Young. 1985. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 137(1): 90-98.
5.Water Beetles of South Carolina
Janet Ciegler. 2003. Clemson University.
6.Bousquet Y., ed. (1991) Checklist of the beetles of Canada and Alaska